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A U.S. plan to neutralize Syrian chemical-warfare materials at sea is raising security and environmental concerns, the Washington Times reported on Tuesday.
Dec. 10, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Nuclear Weapons Programs
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers are standing firm in a feud with the White House over whether the Obama administration should be required to study alternatives to a costly plan for upgrading a pair of U.S. nuclear warheads.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate and House negotiators on Monday announced they had hammered out bipartisan legislation that would require the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency to field a new radar to detect any long-range missiles that North Korea may fire against the United States.
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The South Korean military on Tuesday approved a plan to acquire three more Aegis antimissile destroyers, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
Dec. 10, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Nuclear Weapons Effects
WASHINGTON -- A hypothetical nuclear war in South Asia could trigger worldwide famine and “probably cause the end modern industrial civilization as we know it,” the lead author of a new report tells Global Security Newswire.
Dec. 10, 2013 | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Obama officials were set on Tuesday to step up calls on U.S. lawmakers to refrain from passing new Iran sanctions legislation while diplomats attempt to secure a broader nuclear deal with the Persian Gulf power, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The United States could begin the at-sea elimination of Syria's most hazardous chemical-warfare materials before February, Agence France-Presse quoted the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as saying on Tuesday.
"Obama did not tell the whole story" on Bashar al-Assad's alleged involvement in a chemical weapons strike in Syria last August, begins Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh's latest piece.
Suspected members of a Mexican carjacking organization have admitted carrying out last week's theft of a truck transporting radioactive cobalt-60, but the group denied having any knowledge of the vehicle's hazardous contents at the time of the crime, the Los Angeles Times quoted a government insider as saying ...
Dec. 10, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Terrorism
A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of Yemen's al-Qaida cell on Monday.
Dec. 10, 2013 | Natural Uranium , Nuclear Materials Production, Consolidation, Elimination , Material Control and Accounting
U.N. inspectors are set next month to examine a cache of uranium ore concentrate reportedly held at a one-time Libyan armed forces installation, the Associated Press reported on Monday.
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Roger Cavazos, a North Korea specialist, on ramifications of Kim Jong Un's removal of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, from power in the isolated nation.
Jang's purge means that China lost one of the few conduits they had.